Throughout the five boroughs and Nassau County, Aguwa & Metu, P.C. provides aggressive, knowledgeable counsel to individuals injured in car accidents. From our office in Jamaica, Queens, we have won substantial awards for people who have been hit by a vehicle while driving, riding or walking. Having served clients within the region for more than 20 years, we know how to win these cases and assess the true value of specific claims, so we won’t let you be bullied into accepting a weak settlement offer.
For every case, our seasoned personal injury lawyers prepare a thorough argument that spells out how the defendant is legally responsible for the plaintiff’s injuries. Common causes of accidents in this area include:
To maximize the likelihood of a favorable settlement or verdict, it’s critical to make a compelling case that details the physical harm suffered by the crash victim. No matter how complex your medical condition might be, we’ll provide authoritative evidence, which can include expert testimony on traumatic brain injuries, permanent disabilities and other serious conditions.
Because New York is a no-fault insurance state, many New York auto accident claims are handled by the victim’s own carrier regardless of who was to blame for the crash. However, if an injury is considered “serious” as defined by state law, you can seek damages from the at-fault driver and their insurer. Conditions that qualify include bone fractures, significant disfigurements and problems that trigger full disability for at least 90 days. Whether you’re pursuing relief from your insurance company or the negligent motorist who hit you, we will fight for your rights.
Everyone’s first priority after a vehicle collision should be to obtain medical attention for anyone who is hurt. Even if there are no injuries, contact the police so they can assess the scene and create a report. If no one is in danger, start gathering facts by taking photos and getting the contact information of potential parties and bystanders. It’s best to retain the assistance of a qualified injury lawyer quickly to protect your rights and create a detailed narrative of what occurred before evidence and witnesses become hard to track.
You can pursue several types of damages under state law. These might be awarded in a trial or form the basis for settlement negotiations. Plaintiffs are able to collect reimbursement for medical expenses, including projected future healthcare costs, as well as income lost due to the collision injury. You may also be able to recover compensation for pain and suffering you’ve endured, the loss of enjoyment of life attributable to the accident and permanent limitation or disfigurement.
New York’s statute of limitations gives victims three years from the date of a car accident to file a lawsuit. However, waiting until the clock is close to running out means you’ll have to wait longer to secure your recovery and might harm your ability to make the strongest possible case.
Aguwa & Metu, P.C. represents plaintiffs in New York personal injury and wrongful death cases arising from auto accidents.To schedule a free consultation about your case, please call 718-739-4444 or contact us online. We are located in Jamaica, Queens but can meet clients in Lower Manhattan by appointment.